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The award
MSc

How long you will study
17 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 8300

All study options

About DDM Operations Management at University of Groningen

How should organisations design and manage their operations in the context of globalisation? How to meet customer needs during the entire life cycle of products and services?

The 90 EC programme (in Groningen and at Newcastle UniversityBusiness School, UK) enables you to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of how to improve business performance and organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries. You study operations management in different business environments and cultural contexts. 

Students get the opportunity to study at two highly respected universities while experiencing two well renowned European cities.You learn how to analyse operations functions in a network economy,understand various institutional environments and develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises. 

You take the 1st semester in Newcastle, the 2nd semesterGroningen and write your thesis in the 3rd semester. You will graduate with two degrees: an MSc in Technology and OperationsManagement from Groningen and an MSc Operations and Supply ChainManagement from Newcastle.

How should organisations design and manage their operations in the context of globalisation? How to meet customer needs during the entire life cycle of products and services?

The 90 EC programme (in Groningen and at Newcastle UniversityBusiness School, UK) enables you to gain advanced knowledge and understanding of how to improve business performance and organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries. You study operations management in different business environments and cultural contexts.

Students get the opportunity to study at two highly respected universities while experiencing two well renowned European cities.You learn how to analyse operations functions in a network economy,understand various institutional environments and develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises.

You take the 1st semester in Newcastle, the 2nd semesterGroningen and write your thesis in the 3rd semester. You will graduate with two degrees: an MSc in Technology and OperationsManagement from Groningen and an MSc Operations and Supply ChainManagement from Newcastle.

After your studies

Job prospects

Graduates are able to address the need for continuous performance improvement and the quest for efficient resource use in any organization. You are qualified for a wide range of positions,including:

  • Operations Manager
  • Technology manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Consultant in the field of innovation or technology
  • Project manager for product/process innovations
  • Positions in industrial and service organisations
  • Research-oriented positions

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.

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To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.Check: http://www.rug.nl/feb/career-services/

Graduates are able to address the need for continuous performance improvement and the quest for efficient resource use in any organization. You are qualified for a wide range of positions,including:

  • Operations Manager
  • Technology manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Consultant in the field of innovation or technology
  • Project manager for product/process innovations
  • Positions in industrial and service organisations
  • Research-oriented positions

Because all our programmes are EQUIS and AACSB accredited, a standard which only one percent of universities reach worldwide,your degree will be highly valued on the labour market.


FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthen your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study17 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 8300

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

There are average grade requirements.

grade listNo further information
previous education

EU students from an undergraduate programme of the University ofGroningen who have direct admission to the MSc Technology andOperations Management may apply for admission to this double degree programme through the procedure described below. All other students need to apply through the admissions office of http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/

EU students already registered in an undergraduate programme atRUG that grants direct admission to the MSc Technology andOperations Management should submit their applications in English via the double degree programme coordinator: n.b.szirbik@rug.nl (deadline 1May). Application includes:

  • writing a motivation letter in English;
  • providing a copy of your university marks (results);
  • indicating that you have completed your undergraduate programme or providing evidence that it will be completed before the double degree programme starts
  • showing proficiency in mathematics through a listing of the grades on relevant courses;
  • providing a certificate and a copy of the written feedback report of the Language Centre English Test (LCET) or a recent (not older than 2 years) English language certificate for another renown language test (Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS). The LCET is offered each month by the Language Centre and has four components (reading,listening, speaking and writing). Note that you have to request for the extra feedback before the test starts. The costs will be EUR170, to be paid by you. To sign up and see more information, go to:http://www.rug.nl/(...)assessments/english/

The coordinator will inform the students before 1 June whether they will receive an offer for this programme or not. Note that several conditions need to be met before you receive a Certificate of Acceptance from the Newcastle University. The most important condition to be met is the possession of a Bachelor degree or pre-MSc certificate with an overall GPA of 6.5 or higher.Applications of students with a final GPA lower than 6.5 will be discussed and may be rejected.

Since it is not allowed to start MSc TOM courses which are in the double degree programme before having followed the Newcastle courses, applicants who already passed MSc TOM courses that are part of the double degree will be rejected.

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
grade average

There are average grade requirements.

grade listNo further information
previous education

EU students from an undergraduate programme of the University ofGroningen who have direct admission to the MSc Technology andOperations Management may apply for admission to this double degree programme through the procedure described below. All other students need to apply through the admissions office of http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/

EU students already registered in an undergraduate programme atRUG that grants direct admission to the MSc Technology andOperations Management should submit their applications in English via the double degree programme coordinator: n.b.szirbik@rug.nl (deadline 1May). Application includes:

  • writing a motivation letter in English;
  • providing a copy of your university marks (results);
  • indicating that you have completed your undergraduate programme or providing evidence that it will be completed before the double degree programme starts
  • showing proficiency in mathematics through a listing of the grades on relevant courses;
  • providing a certificate and a copy of the written feedback report of the Language Centre English Test (LCET) or a recent (not older than 2 years) English language certificate for another renown language test (Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS). The LCET is offered each month by the Language Centre and has four components (reading,listening, speaking and writing). Note that you have to request for the extra feedback before the test starts. The costs will be EUR170, to be paid by you. To sign up and see more information, go to:http://www.rug.nl/(...)assessments/english/

The coordinator will inform the students before 1 June whether they will receive an offer for this programme or not. Note that several conditions need to be met before you receive a Certificate of Acceptance from the Newcastle University. The most important condition to be met is the possession of a Bachelor degree or pre-MSc certificate with an overall GPA of 6.5 or higher.Applications of students with a final GPA lower than 6.5 will be discussed and may be rejected.

Since it is not allowed to start MSc TOM courses which are in the double degree programme before having followed the Newcastle courses, applicants who already passed MSc TOM courses that are part of the double degree will be rejected.

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL internet based90

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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